backtop


Print 39 comment(s) - last by Blackraven.. on Jul 2 at 10:51 AM

Plextor will add to the Blu-ray foray with its first BDR drive

Plextor, Inc. has been one of the leading optical storage device manufacturers since the CD-ROM drive days and has produced some top notch DVD writers in the last few years. It is now time to jump in to yet another optical format; one of two high density formats recently introduced which is Blu-ray.

Plextor will be announcing its PX-B900A which will be capable of writing to single (25GB) and dual layer (50GB) Blu-ray media at 2x speeds as well as Blu-ray rewritable media. The PX-B900A will also feature reading and writing capabilities to your favorite DVD±R at 8x and DVD±R DL at 4x media as well as DVD-RAM media at 5x. There is no mention on the Plextor-Europe website about DVD±RW or CD-R/RW media so we will have to wait for the official press release.

If you all remember a month back LG Electronics introduced a 4x Blu-ray drive which has a 'tentative' launch date of sometime this summer and a cost of around $1000. Pricing on Plextor's Blu-ray drive has yet to be announced but we're assuming it will be around the same mark as all other Blu-ray drives announced have presented the same numbers. The PX-B900A has a September/October launch schedule.


Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

useless?
By noobownage11 on 6/29/2006 3:17:20 PM , Rating: -1
If this is $1000 and a PS3 is $600 with blue ray whats the point of this?




RE: useless?
By noobownage11 on 6/29/06, Rating: -1
RE: useless?
By casket on 6/29/2006 3:38:58 PM , Rating: 2
Plextor is "capable of writing".
PS3 is not.


RE: useless?
By tuteja1986 on 6/30/2006 12:58:03 AM , Rating: 2
ahh :( so expensive... HD-DVD rom drive would cost about $200 :( but i don't about burners.


RE: useless?
By bighairycamel on 7/1/2006 9:17:54 AM , Rating: 2
Wrong, fail, F - -. They woulds till cost around $600. Sure it's cheaper, but not THAT cheap.


"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki